Anon, (2017). [image] Available at: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/6b/be/0a/6bbe0ab3affb933eb43b5956d1a338bf.jpg [Accessed 1 Mar. 2017].
Pros: It is professionally laid out, keeps a simple design and a simple colour pallet yet shows off some skills to the way it is laid out. Also displays the level of skills they have on the right side, making it stand out more. Names and sub headings are also in a bigger font and different colour compared the rest
Cons: Reflecting on your own skills can make you look a bit weak if there is something that you’re not too good on, an example is that Tim is poor at some of his professional skills.
Anon, (2017). [image] Available at: https://en.mycvfactory.com/media/cv_templates/resume-template-mycvfactory-motivated-0.jpg.540x756_q85.jpg [Accessed 1 Mar. 2017].
Pros: Cleanly laid out into sections making it easy to find certain things, also it is more personal as the added interests area tells you more about the individual. It gives a good time frame of his previous employment as well.
Cons: Looks a bit odd with the two different colours clashing. It also feels like he tried to fit as much onto the page as he could such as randomly putting his languages in the bottom right in a different lay out to the rest of the CV. The font is also pretty hard to read as it is highlighted with a background.
Anon, (2017). [image] Available at: http://www.webtechelp.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Clean-Infographic-Resume.jpg [Accessed 1 Mar. 2017].
Pros: This CV gives a lot of detail into every aspect of this persons career from a detailed explanation to a timeline and chats. There is a barcode to be scanned to obtain details to contact the individual.
Cons: Messy lay out with too much on one page. Even though it gives a lot of information, it looks so untidy that you don’t know where to start reading. The bar code, even though a good idea that shows skill as well, can be problematic if the person reading this has no way to scan it. It is also kind of pointless putting it there as well as his details are in the top right hand corner, making it feel like he is trying to use up as much space as he can. The font is also hard to read and other than the little bit in the top right hand corner about his traits, you don’t really know the person much as a person.
Personality Type: CAMPAIGNER PERSONALITY (ENFP, -A/-T)
The Campaigner personality is a true free spirit. They are often the life of the party, but unlike types in the Explorer Role group, Campaigners are less interested in the sheer excitement and pleasure of the moment than they are in enjoying the social and emotional connections they make with others.
They tend to see life as a big, complex puzzle where everything is connected
Campaigners are fiercely independent, and much more than stability and security, they crave creativity and freedom.
Luckily, Campaigners know how to relax, and they are perfectly capable of switching from a passionate, driven idealist in the workplace to that imaginative and enthusiastic free spirit on the dance floor, often with a suddenness that can surprise even their closest friends.
Campaigners will spend a lot of time exploring social relationships, feelings and ideas before they find something that really rings true. But when they finally do find their place in the world, their imagination, empathy and courage are likely to produce incredible results.
- Know How to Relax – It’s not all “nature of the cosmos” discussions with Campaigners – people with this personality type know that sometimes, nothing is as important as simply having fun and experiencing life’s joys. That Intuitive trait lets Campaigners know that it’s time to shake things up, and these wild bursts of enthusiastic energy can surprise even their closest friends.
- Curious – When it comes to new ideas, Campaigners aren’t interested in brooding – they want to go out and experience things, and don’t hesitate to step out of their comfort zones to do so. Campaigners are imaginative and open-minded, seeing all things as part of a big, mysterious puzzle called life.
- Find it Difficult to Focus – Campaigners are natural explorers of interpersonal connections and philosophy, but this backfires when what needs to be done is that TPS report sitting right in front of them. It’s hard for Campaigners to maintain interest as tasks drift towards routine, administrative matters, and away from broader concepts.
- Overthink Things – Campaigners don’t take things at face value – they look for underlying motives in even the simplest things. It’s not uncommon for Campaigners to lose a bit of sleep asking themselves why someone did what they did, what it might mean, and what to do about it.
- Independent to a Fault – Campaigners loathe being micromanaged and restrained by heavy-handed rules – they want to be seen as highly independent masters of their own fates, even possessors of an altruistic wisdom that goes beyond draconian law. The challenge for Campaigners is that they live in a world of checks and balances, a pill they are not happy to swallow.
Relationships: Campaigners go all-in with their relationships, and if they fall apart despite their efforts, they can end up plagued with questions about why the relationship failed and what they could have done differently – without a buoy, these thoughts can crush Campaigners’ self-esteem as they sink into depression
Campaigners may be reluctant to open up and commit, and it can take years for a partner to navigate their bewildering depth and intensity, falsely believing that Campaigners’ enthusiasm and apparent openness means that they wear everything on their sleeves.
Friendships: Campaigners’ interest in others can be a double-edged sword – this pure idealism comes with certain expectations, and too often Campaigners hold their friends in an unrealistic light, expecting them to keep up with the constant flow of ideas and experiences that they consider integral to life.
Campaigners tend to get deeply involved in others’ lives, going to great lengths and efforts to be the selfless, caring and supportive people they are, and all the while forget to take care of themselves.
Careers: Where Campaigners do not shine is in systems of strict regimentation and hierarchy, such as military service. Campaigners thrive on the ability to question the status quo and explore the alternatives, and if this is a quality that is not just unappreciated but actually frowned upon, this will not only make them unhappy, but it may even threaten their emotional stability. Repetition, predictability, boredom… while some Sentinel types may appreciate predictability and clear hierarchies, these are not selling points for Campaigners.
Many more career options satisfy these needs, and not just the scientific ones – writing, journalism, acting and TV reporting all give Campaigners a chance to explore something new every day and stir the pot a little while they’re at it. It may come to pass though, that the best way forward for Campaigner personalities is to establish themselves as entrepreneurs and consultants, blazing their own trails and taking on whatever project is most fascinating
Conclusion: Few personality types are as creative and charismatic as Campaigners. Known for their idealism and enthusiasm, Campaigners are good at dealing with unexpected challenges and brightening the lives of those around them. Campaigners’ imagination is invaluable in many areas, including their own personal growth.
According to this website, I would be ideal for some practical jobs such as care work and things related to media. I have worked in the care industry over the past 4/5 years and seek to pursue a career as a photographer which this website indicates would be a strong career choice for me. I have the interest, drive, passion and creativity to follow this career choice and would be something that I would not get bored with as it is different each day with new things to see and capture.
I was satisfied with my results. I have done this test in the past and got a different result but seeing them compared together I can see that I am a more creative/practical person over someone who prefers theory and sitting behind a desk. I am also continued to be identified as a free spirit which is the way of life I live.
This test has identified my strengths and weaknesses quite accurately. Some strengths of mine I would say are true within this test are my curiosity, knowing how to relax, observant and energetic (within reason) while my weaknesses are also pretty accurate. Examples of these are overthinking things, preferring to work independently as well as getting bored and losing enthusiasm for basic/tedious work. These weaknesses are something I would like to improve on especially the overthinking and getting bored easily with the tedious tasks.
Looking at the job areas that relate to my personality type would be to work in a carer industry or within the media industry. As previously stated within this post, I have worked in the care industry for 4/5 years as well as pursing a career in the media industry by doing photography. These skills will be shown through my practical work and my portfolios to display.